Wading through about a dozen attacks at Commentary magazine on the Obama administration for, at the very least, demanding that Israel act like an honest broker with their “closest allies,” I found this fromNoah Pollack:
To add to John’s piece, there are probably a couple more layers of political foolishness here.
One is the timing. All the pro-Israel heavies are coming to D.C. in a few days for the AIPAC policy conference, the single most important event of the year for the pro-Israel community. And now Obama has set it up so that pretty much the only thing people are going to be talking about is this crisis — and not just talking, but planning how to push back.
Quite honestly, I am thrilled with the prospect of a bunch of AIPAC heavies coming to DC, getting in front of cameras, and publicly attempting to “push back” against the elected government of this nation in advocacy for a foreign country. I hope they are every bit as aggressive and obnoxious as your average Weekly Standard or Commentary magazine writer.
I think that would be wonderful. The reason AIPAC has so much sway with Congress is because the American people honestly have no idea who or what AIPAC is, and having them trying to act as a co-equal branch of government could be quite, shall we say, illuminating, especially because there is a stark difference in the opinions of the American public and our elites regarding the entire issue.
Please. Anything but the briar patch!